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be released. yet 83% of americans said they supported the president's use of drone strikes. i'm wondering is there any public pressure to be more transparent? is that going to happen now? >> that's really interesting. i mean, you cited that poll, 83% of folks agree with the drone program, its use at least overseas. there's a difference if this is used on our soil here, certainly no backing for that among americans, but so far you haven't seen the outcry of a public outcry in terms of this program being used to target americans overseas. i think this is the first big public airing of this issue that we've seen. we'll see obviously brennan take it up today and perhaps after that you'll have americans raising some concern, but so far there has been bipartisan concern i think on the hill. it hasn't extended to the american public, and even in some ways you have had a situation here where republicans have been the fiercest supporters of this program. some folks saying what about democrats also being in the president's corner if this was bush doing the same thing? would they have had a differen
justification for using drone strikes to kill american citizens. >> this is an encouraging first step, and especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field, and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight in order to protect both our security and our liberty. >> senator widen is one of the senators who was pushing for the release of more noftion and it comes just hours before the confirmation hearing for john brennan. the white house counterterrorism adviser was the architect of the president's drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> it's this surgical precision, the ability with laser-like focus to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> i want to bring in "the washington post's" political reporter nia-malika henderson and politico's white house reporter carrie brown. good morning. >> good morning. >> this issue has been simmering for a while. why did the white house decide to do this now? >> well, this wasn't about to go away for the president and it was particula
who may not be as time tested with that type of crowd should learn to get used to it. we're going to see a lot as this debate goes forward. from certain members of the republican base that don't really want to see something go through that would allow illegal immigrants have a path to citizenship. >> let me play another clip from the town hall. >> you want to round up 11 million people and send them back to their country? they are not going to do that. they are not going to do that. >> you're saying 11 million, it's more like 30 million. >> you're not telling the truth, not telling the fact. wait a minute, i've got to stop you when you tell these people something that's untrue. >> obviously felicia, john mccain is as jackie pointed out very aware of this faction of his party. the white house knows it too. how do they work around this with members of congress who come from districts that have very vocal, even if they are minorities of people who don't want a path to citizenship? >> i think it's a really interesting timing when you look at the leak of the white house plan they've be
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